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Who Should Go To An Outpatient Treatment Center For Addiction?

In Treatment Programs January 24th, 2022 No Comments

While a stay at rehab is generally considered the best course of treatment for addiction, many people choose outpatient treatment centers. In outpatient treatment, you go through a similar treatment process, but it is usually limited to three days a week and you do not stay in the center overnight. Instead, you sleep at home…


Thoughtful Holiday Gifts for Someone in Rehab

In Alcohol Rehab December 16th, 2021 No Comments

Most people would rather not spend the festive season in drug and alcohol rehab. This time is meant to bring people together, and being isolated from your family and friends in December is tough. However, there are a lot of pros to spending this period in rehab, and recovering addicts who do so tend to…


5 Hobbies to Get Into After Leaving Rehab

In Drug Addiction Recovery December 2nd, 2021 No Comments

There is a common saying in rehab that “an idle mind is the devil’s playground.” We all know how boredom can lead us to make mistakes we would otherwise have avoided. Sometimes, relapse happens because of nothing more complex than having too much free time. When you leave rehab, it is therefore a good idea…


Can You Go To Parties After Leaving Rehab?

In Drug Addiction Recovery October 25th, 2021 No Comments

In rehab, recovering addicts need to grapple not only with the life they have left, but the life they will return to. For most residents of rehab, everything from family to social situations to work is tangled up with addiction. Family relationships and a healthy work balance are components that addicts learn to improve in…


3 Creative Activities Anyone Can Do For Free

In mental health September 22nd, 2021 No Comments

Engaging in creative activities is an excellent form of self-soothing for many recovering addicts. It is something they do entirely for themselves, connecting with the world through a medium that excites them. However, for those people who do not see themselves as creative, this method of distress tolerance can seem out of reach. The thing…


Dealing With Survivor’s Guilt After Rehab

In mental health August 24th, 2021 No Comments

Survivor’s guilt is most often spoken of in the wake of the death of a loved one. However, it can be a significant challenge for people leaving drug and alcohol rehab centers. Let’s take a look at why recovering addicts experience survivor’s guilt and what you can do about it. Contrary to popular belief, time…


How Does Music Therapy Help In Addiction Treatment?

In Treatment Programs June 23rd, 2021 No Comments

Among the alternative therapies offered by addiction centers is music therapy. Music therapy is part of a holistic approach to treating addiction. It utilizes both the meditative powers of music as well as the potential for self-expression through music creation and dance. What exactly does music therapy entail? And how does music therapy help in…


3 Crisis Survival Strategies For Addicts

In Systemic Addiction Treatment May 27th, 2021 No Comments

One of the biggest struggles as a recovering addict is finding a way to survive a crisis. For so long, we have been turning to substances when confronted by difficult emotions. While you can avoid certain triggers, others are regular parts of life. You will have to deal with sadness, anxiety, rage, shame, and other…


4 Questions To Ask Yourself At The Beginning Of Your Addiction Recovery

In Systemic Addiction Treatment May 21st, 2021 No Comments

Admitting that you have a substance abuse or addiction problem is a big first step. It is a brave concession that you need help and a commitment to making life better for yourself and your loved ones. Now you can find a recovery program, kickstarting your journey to sobriety in a meaningful life. But before…


Keep These Things In Mind When Dating In Sobriety

In blog April 27th, 2021 No Comments

While dating is not easy for anyone, dating in sobriety is particularly tough. The good news is that millions of recovering addicts have successfully found love through dating in sobriety. Here’s what you need to know. Dating in sobriety is tough for a number of reasons. For one, you need to take care of yourself…

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